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Notable Historical Events for January 12th

1993NHL great Mario Lemieux announces that he has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma

1958Syracuse National Dolph Schayes sets NBA record at 11,770 points

2014"True Detective", a crime-drama starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, debuts on HBO

1991US Congress gives George Bush authority to wage war against Iraq

1903Harry Houdini performs at Rembrandt theater, Amsterdam

1958Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open

1966LBJ says US should stay in S Vietnam until communist aggression ends

2006During an emotional ceremony, Mark Messier's #11 jersey is retired by the New York Rangers

200329th People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Ray Romano & Jennifer Aniston win (TV)

1966Red Auerbach wins his 1,000th game as coach of NBA Boston Celtics

January 12th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 12th

1964Stefano Simondo, Italian actor

1944Joe Frazier, Beaufort South Carolina, HW boxer (Olympic-gold-1964)/champ (1968-73)

1628Charles Perrault, Paris France, author (Mother Goose)

1954Howard Stern, Roosevelt NY, "Radio's Bad Boy" (WKRK, WYSP, WJFK)

1930[Miles] Tim Horton, Cochrane Ontario, Canadian ice hockey player and co-founder of Tim Hortons

1964Jeff Bezos, Albuquerque New Mexico, American entrepreneur and founder of Amazon.com

January 12th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 12th

1963Country singer Willie Nelson (29) weds singer Shirley Collie (31) in Las Vegas

2002TV Host Conan O'Brien (38) weds Liza Powel (31) at St. James Cathedral in Seattle, Washington

2006Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk (37) weds Lhotse Merriam at Tavarua Island Resort in Fiji

1684French King Louis XIV marries Madame Maintenon

January 12th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 12th

1976Agatha Christie, British crime writer ("10 Little Indians"), dies at 85

1700Marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame in Quebec, dies at 79

January 12th Deaths
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